No Reserve BF Auction: 1971 Ford Ranchero

This 429 V8-equipped Ford Ranchero project has clearly lived an interesting life. The seller purchased it five years ago, and it was a daily driver at the time. They drove it for a while and then decided to sell… more»

Rare Ranchero: 1972 Ford XA Ranchero

Okay, here’s one for our readers from Down Under. This looks like a regular 1972 Ford Falcon XA Ute, a vehicle built in significant numbers. However, many of these classics were beaten into submission by their owners, while others… more»

Running Project: 1971 Ford Ranchero 500

Ford created a “coupe utility” out of its 1957 2-door station wagon and named it Ranchero. It would garner enough attention for Chevrolet to duplicate the effort in 1959 with their El Camino. It parodied full-size and compact Fords… more»

Rare Factory V8: 1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero

Trends for many offerings with a bed on the back seem to have gone toward an increase in size over the past few years, or at least not a smaller footprint in most cases, but back in 1960 when… more»

One-Of-A-Kind! 1961 Ford Ranchero Rat Rod

When Ford introduced its new compact (the Falcon) in 1960, they shifted the Ranchero utility coupe to that smaller platform. And the Ranchero would remain a Falcon derivative through 1965. The seller (or a predecessor) took a well-used ’61… more»

Last Year Survivor: 1979 Ford Ranchero

Ford enjoyed sales success when it introduced the Ranchero in 1957, and it would remain part of its model range until 1979. This Ranchero is from the final production year and presents quite well. It appears to be a… more»

Utility Coupe Project: 1958 Ford Ranchero

Ford expanded its lineup in 1957 to include a “gentlemen’s” pickup or utility coupe (Ute). It was a 2-door Custom station wagon that was built as a truck. The company had the market to itself until 1959 when Chevrolet… more»

351 Cleveland! 1970 Ford Ranchero Squire

The Ranchero, the El Camino, Dodge’s Rampage, Subaru’s Brat – these “coupes with truck beds” defy easy description. But the genesis of the genre lay in the recession of the late 1950s: buyers couldn’t afford two vehicles to haul… more»

51k Mile Fancy Pickup: 1971 Ford Ranchero

Chevrolet and Ford were the key players in the “gentlemen’s pickup” marketplace. Ford got there first in 1957 by creating the Ranchero from a 2-door station wagon. Chevy got on board in 1959 and would generally outsell Ford over… more»

BF Auction: 1958 Ford Ranchero

Some enthusiasts are more passionate than others and will accumulate a vast collection of classics, planning to transform each into something genuinely special. Time can work against them, and they may choose to send these unfinished projects to a… more»

True Barn Find! 1960 Ford Ranchero

The Ranchero was a “coupe utility” or “gentlemen’s pickup” that Ford produced from 1957 to 1979. Based on a full-size 2-door wagon in the beginning, Ford repositioned it to the new compact Falcon platform in 1960, resulting in a… more»

BF Auction: 1976 Ford Ranchero

Buyers seeking the correct type of vehicle for a project build face an enormous range of choices and options. For some, a Sedan or Station Wagon is perfect, while others favor traditional Pickups like Ford’s F-Series. If only there… more»

Perfectly Preserved: 1971 Ford Ranchero

It is the eternal question that divides opinion; If you have a classic like this 1971 Ford Ranchero, should it be preserved or restored? The seller has selected the preservation pathway, treating its bare metal and surface corrosion to… more»

3 for 1: 1958 Ford Ranchero Trio

When Ford redesigned its automobiles for 1957, two additions arrived: the retractable hardtop and the coupe utility. The latter was considered a “gentleman’s pickup,” based on a 2-door wagon platform rather than the F-100. It would be successful enough… more»

What’s It Worth? 1979 Ford Ranchero 500

“Where comfort and capacity come full size”, says a Ford Ranchero brochure from 1979 showing these unique cars in all their glory. It truly does look like an LTD II with a pickup bed on the back, which I… more»

Donated To Charity: 1973 Ford Ranchero

Ford pioneered the “gentlemen’s pickup” in 1957 with the Ranchero. Based on the company’s 2-door station wagon, the product was more “civilized” that the F100 or other Ford trucks. Though different platforms and sizes were used over the years,… more»